Azhar Ali retained as ODI skipper for WIndies series

Azhar Ali retained as ODI skipper

LAHORE: Pakistan has retained skipper Azhar Ali for One Day International series against West Indies starting from September 30.

According to Geo News, Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) chief operation officer, Subhan Ahmed has confirmed that Azhar Ali will remain Pakistan’s ODI captain for the upcoming three-match series against WIndies.

The ODI series will start from September 30. Two other matches will be played on October 2 and 5.

There were speculations Azhar Ali might resign or be asked to step down following Pakistan’s humiliating ODI series defeat against England. Sources later revealed that Azhar Ali had informed the PCB about his decision to not resign from the post.

Azhar took over the captaincy after 2015 World Cup and has led the side in eight series. During his captaincy Pakistan have only beaten Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka and Ireland (in a one-off match) in this time and are currently ranked ninth in ODIs with 86 points, their lowest ever tally since the ranking system was introduced in 2001.

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